Postharvest strategies to prevent storage rot

Storage rot is affected by production factors such as cultivar, climate, growing conditions and time of harvest; postharvest handling such as post-harvest pre-treatments, quality control, handling before sale, and conditions in the supply chain such as packaging, temperature, time and changes in ripening of the fruits during storage. Postharvest hot water treatment may increase or reduce storage rot without changing the fruit quality but it needs careful control and management to prevent enzymatic browning of the fruit during treatment. Sampling and analyzing volatile organic compounds may be used for better storage control to reduce food waste due to rotting.


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Activity type
Organising/holding industry group meeting/event
Activity work package
Fruit quality; improvement of fruit handling/storage
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Activity contact
Associate professor Merete Edelenbos
Aarhus University, Department of Food Science
Kirstinebjergvej 10, Aarslev, Denmark
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +45 8715 8334
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Event name
Robust cultivars of apples and pears and ProtecFruit
Event location
Aarhus University, Department of Food Science
Kirstinebjergvej 10
5792 Aarslev, DK
Event participants
Senior scientist Marianne Bertelsen
Associate professor Merete Edelenbos
Event dissemination
Oral presentation
Event invitees
Fruit growers and consultants
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